One of Philadelphia's bellwether cases in litigation over whether the maker of the drug Paxil failed to warn about an increased risk of suicide from its drug has been dismissed following a Common Pleas Court judge's decision to grant summary judgment on statute of limitations grounds. The family of Bobby R. Collins alleged that the Paxil prescribed to him for depression did not adequately warn of possible suicidality from taking the drug. Collins committed suicide in February 2002.
Judge Throws Out Paxil Test Case
The Legal Intelligencer
November 17, 2008